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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen
Thursday
Nov162017

Animaniacal

For many wreckerators, no cake is more of a tongue-out, slightly-hunched-and-grunting impossibility than an animal cake. It's not for lack of trying, mind you. ("Squished Shih Tzu" is actually a bakery standard these days.) For all their trying and failing, though, there are times when the results are actually kind of cute. Kind of. In a mutant sort of way.

 

For example:

 

Now, the poodle is a ridiculous looking dog. You can tell by how ridiculous it looks. You would almost think it would be impossible to make it look any more ridiculous, but if so, the yolk's on you! Haha!

 

Or maybe on this guy.

 

Now this little fella...

 


...is a chinchilla. I would very much like to snuggle him.

 

 

I don't really know what this is:

 

 

But I would also like to snuggle it. And maybe nom an ear.

 

 

This is a blow fish:

 

 

He obviously disapproves.

 

And this is a blow fish on antidepressants:

 

 

Any questions?

 

 

And if you think that bakers only try to make cutesy animals...

 

 

"What? I'm cutesy!"

 

 

...think again:

 

 

From the genus Crocodillius Seinfeldus.

 

Sometimes wreckorators double their efforts:

 


And, in some cases, they double their wreckage:

 

 

But at least this case also has some nice roses.

 

And finally, when an animal is really complicated:

 

"I'm complicated."

 

Wreckorators tend to just wing it:

"Meh. Hedgehog, hedge pig... same difference."

 

Thanks to Tim A., Stephanie D., Shirley L., Nathan M., JoeyJoJo and Monique R., who are all toy-gers. Toit toy-gers. Rawr.

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Wednesday
Nov152017

Wedding Wrecks: Just Leave It

It's the latest budget-friendly sensation sweeping the nation - or at least a couple of weddings:

Leaves and twigs!

Not only are they "beautiful," they're a great way to upcycle those lawn clippings!

 

Just grab a leaf blower, and bam!

The cake's decorated!

 

Drape them for a drapey effect!

 

Or just jam them all over!

Leaves and twigs!

CONSIDER IT.

 

And hey, if that doesn't work: TINY PLASTIC SHARKS.

Bam!

 

Thanks to Ann C., Roger., Kim W., & Jen A. for the most baffling double-sided wedding wreck I've seen in at least a few weeks.

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